Maintain healthy eyecare for you and your family
“The staff are so friendly, helpful, patient and knowledgeable. Excellent service from a dedicated team who clearly care about what they do.”
– A. Thompson
“Paul helped with the diagnosis of visual dyslexia for our son. Wow, what a difference. My son went from failing, to passing atar English. Thank you!”
– W. Wilton
One in four children attend school without realising they have an issue with their eyesight. When their vision is suffering, their success in school may be impacted.
As your child grows their eyesight will change, which is why we recommend an eye examination before they start school and at least once per year thereafter.
An undiagnosed condition will affect their learning ability, personality, recreational participation, and adjustment within school. The earlier an issue is detected, the more likely an eyecare solution will be a success.
At Spectrum Family Eyecare we care about your children’s eye health and want to see them flourish throughout their school years.
Rodenstock DNEye® scanner
At Spectrum Family Eye Care, we have introduced the Rodenstock DNEye® high-precision 3D scanner into our practice. This revolutionary technology utilises an axial length measurement tool to measure your child’s eyes more precisely than ever before.
This allows us to detect and monitor the development of Myopia within children’s eyes earlier and help prevent future problems with their eyesight.
By investing in your children’s eyesight now, we are taking all steps possible to reduce eye health issues in our future generations.
Your eyes work hard for you, so it is important to make sure they remain healthy. At Spectrum Family Eyecare, we recommend you get your eyes examined annually, even if you think your vision is fine. Some eye conditions may not show any noticeable symptoms so regular check-ups are vital.
When protecting your eyesight, the food you eat is important. Studies show nutrients in omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamins C and E may help prevent age-related vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts.
Foods containing eye-friendly nutrients include leafy green vegetables, oily fish such as salmon, and citrus fruits.
Did you know your eyes are at risk both indoors and outdoors? The windows in your home, car, and office can expose you to UV rays. Over time, UV exposure can increase your risk of developing cataracts or macular degeneration. Sunglasses, clip-ons, and lens treatments are brilliant options to consider for shading your eyesight.
If you are exposed to hazardous or airborne materials at work or home, ensure you wear safety glasses or suitable goggles to protect your eyes from injury. This is particularly important on construction sites, in chemical laboratories, and in radiation environments. At Spectrum Family Eyecare we can provide your prescription safety eyewear.
Working on a computer may not harm your eye health however, staring at a screen for long periods of time can cause ‘screen fatigue’. We recommend the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look away from your screen at an object 20 feet away, for 20 seconds. This helps prevent screen fatigue or digital eye strain.
We know that your health can change unexpectedly so we aim to keep our services easily affordable and accessible.
We work with a large range of health funds to ensure you get the most out of your health insurance. Below are the health funds we accept:
There are over 1 billion people worldwide who do not have access to quality eyecare. Throughout developing countries, an ever-growing number of people require glasses.
We help people in developing countries by supplying your donated preloved glasses. Simply bring them into our practice and we will make sure they get to the people who need them. If for any reason we cannot reuse your donated eyewear, we recycle the materials to help save the planet. Every little bit helps!!
Protect your eyesight for years to come!
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You have a couple of choices if you’re unsure what to do with your old, damaged, or unused glasses. At Spectrum Family Eyecare we repair frames to bring new life back into your old favourites so you can use them for years to come.
Alternatively, we also repurpose preloved eyewear by donating glasses to developing countries. Over 1 billion people don’t have access to quality eyecare, so we are doing all we can to help!
Visual stress affects one in four school children and could be the cause for your child struggling in school. Whilst there are many symptoms, some may be difficult to spot; your child may have subconsciously adjusted the way they perform tasks to compensate for their undiagnosed eye condition. Some common symptoms include:
- Lack of focus from difficulty seeing the whiteboard at school
- Needing to close their eyes or look away whilst reading
- Finding patterns difficult to look at – particularly stripes
- Confusion with words moving around on pages
- Getting sore and irritated eyes whist reading
- Problems tracking or copying words or text
- Finding pages too bright causing squinting